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 leather braiding by Dave Anderson 
 since 1972 
 Hello everybody! My name is Dave Anderson -   Welcome to my braided leather web site. 
  Anderson Leather Braiding is a one person show - I am the owner/ operator/ leather worker/ web site builder/ floor sweeper/ etc. of it. :)  I have been braiding leather goods in Northern Minnesota since 1972. Everything on this website is handmade in the USA (by me) and all of the leather used is non-toxic and tanned/made in the USA.  I build a variety of things, but certainly not everything/anything. Everything in here is truly handmade, no electricity is used in its construction. Patterns that I have designed are laid out and traced, holes are punched one at a time, laces are cut and then it is braided together. Any sewing used is done by hand. Handbags and vests have been my "bread and butter" over the years. Initially, I sold my goods at art fairs, then to craft shops, but, now I do mostly custom work through this web site. 
 Nothing in here has a lining. These products are very durable and would far outlast most any lining I would put in them, so I have never felt the need to line them. 
 The pictures are of projects that I have made for other people and have collected over the years. They cover only a fraction of the things that I have built. Perhaps they'll be a seed for something you'd like made. 
 I encourage you to take a look at my guest book entries and read some of my customers' comments about my work and the leather that I use - some comment about pieces they've owned for over thirty years. 
  If you have any questions or you would like to order something you can email me.at:
dave@andersonleather.com or andlea@paulbunya.net

 I encourage personal checks or money orders. If necessary, I can also accept credit cards through PayPal. 
 My home/shop address and telephone number are at the bottom of each page. 
 I thank everyone for their visit.  ...Dave 

David at his computer
 Dave - at his computer 
made in the USA with leather tanned in the USA
 I've custom and handmade thousands of these braided leather purses and handbags. Customers describe to me what they like and I individually build, what amount to, a one of a kind piece for them.
 leather purses and handbags 
 Custom and handmade braided leather purses / handbags, totes, vests, and more. 
 Everything on this web site is made in the USA 
In fact, everything is built in my home/workshop by me. 
 My Guest Book 
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 All of the hand braided leather vests that I build are also discussed at length with the customer. This includes what size, length, color/s, pocket types, yokes (front and/or back), and other features the customer requests.
 braided leather vests 
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 Anderson Leather Braiding 
 since 1972 
 David C. Anderson 
 1814 5th St. NE 
 Bemidji, Minnesota USA 56601 
 Telephone: (218) 751-0445 
 or my ISP andlea@paulbunyan.net 

 About each bag that I build, I discuss the style, size, color/s, pockets, strap length, or any other features that a customer might request.